3898.000 Eriosema (DC.) Rchb.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Erect, rarely prostrate or climbing, herbs or subshrubs. Stipules present. Leaves 1- or 3-foliolate; leaflets often with small glands beneath. Flowers reflexed. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes equal or unequal, the upper free or sometimes partly fused. Corolla basically yellow. Ovary 2-ovulate. Pods up to 2 × as long as broad, oblong or elliptic, flattened, covered with long hairs or glabrescent. Seeds 2, ovoid or oblong; funicle inserted at one end of the linear hilum.

Worldwide: 130 species in tropical and warm areas

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Cupidopsis cissus (Common meadow blue)
Philotherma rosa (Rose eggar)
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SpeciesContent
pauciflorum KlotzschDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eriosema:

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Flora of Botswana: Eriosema
Flora of Malawi: Eriosema
Flora of Mozambique: Eriosema
Flora of Zambia: Eriosema
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eriosema

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eriosema
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriosema
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eriosema
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriosema
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriosema

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Eriosema.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=772, retrieved 20 May 2019

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